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Nov 13, 2009 10:00pm EST
of the same na. other books include abraham and where god was born. his latest is called "america's profit." >> great to be back. >tavis: why is moses america's prophet? >> i had spent a decade traveling around the middle east looking at this kind of combustion of religion and politics and it seemed the debate was headquartered in the middle east. transferred back here. americans were in this, and ground this time i'd like -- i began, my wife gave birth to identical twins and we saw people, we had to go to them to get some help. when i went on board there was this guy reading the bible. i said what are you reading and he said texas. -- exodus. in my home town there is a letter from george washington where he credits the success in the revolution to the same god who freed the israelites. here is moses in the middle of the revolution. i kept saying ben franklin recruiting moses. harriet tubman all the way through to dr. king comparing himself to moses. i was shocked by the number of references and i said i should go through this journey and retrace influenced more americans. his name is mose
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Nov 2, 2009 7:00pm EST
challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> hello and good eve i'm daljit dhaliwal. we begin tonight with the latest chapter in the unfolding story of afghanistan. president hamid karzai is going to serve a second term. that became official today after his rival withdraw from a runoff due to take place this coming weekend. what is far from certain is whether karzai can become the effective leader that the united states hopes for and needs in afghanistan. can he rid the country of corruption? can he raise an army capable one day of taking over from the unitedtates? these are all key questions as president obama plans the next phase of u.s. involvement in afghanistan. in our lead focus, the afghan election and beyond. we start in kabul with jonah hull of al jazeera english who found that the issue of fraud remains an undercurrent. >> reporter: just a day after dr. abdullah's withdrawal from the race, hamid karzai is declared winner of afghanistan's presidential election. >> translator: we declare mr. hamid karzai, who got
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Nov 16, 2009 10:00pm EST
-long conversation began... and it was a conversation about the nature of america and about whether we were going to remain what lincoln called "the last best hope of earth" or whether we were simply going to become another europe. and john muir's encounter with yosemite-- remember, he was a european. he came from this narrow scots background. he was not an american. and he encountered yosemite and he imagined what america could be. and for a century, we've fought about whether we liked his vision or not. man: i like what he said on one occasion where he essentially said, "the enemies of wildness "are invincible, and they are everywhere, "but the fight must go on... "and for every acre that you gain, "10,000 trees and flowers and all the other forest people "and the usual unborn generations "will rise up and call you blessed." coyote: 4 years after muir's death work on the dam he had opposed with all his strength began, and the hetch hetchy valley, whose tranquil meadows he had compared to a landscape garden and a mountain temple would slowly be entombed under hundreds of feet o
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Nov 18, 2009 7:00pm EST
says that its offensive against the taliban and al qaeda is succeeding, but are america's foes defeated or just buying time for another fight? >>> only half a year after its captain was freed in a shoot-out, an american ship is attacked again by somali pirates. >>> we take you to the amazon where one of the world's biggest oil companies is being sued by poor ecuadorians who accuse it of pollution they say is causing cancer. >>> and from israel, protests about divorce laws. are women there being given a fair shake? it is part two of our "signature" series from that country. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." major support has been provided by rosalind p. walter and the peter g. peterson foundation, ted to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> hello and good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. america's relationship with china may have its ups and downs, but one thing is certain. no
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Nov 4, 2009 7:00pm EST
of america's secret rendition program. >>> and from the west bank, a look at a disappearing way of life. glass blowing. the struggle to maintain an ancient tradition. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." major support has been provided by rosalind p. walter, and the peter g. peterson foundation, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> hello and good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. >>> it is a day that many iranians happily remember, but most americans would rather forget. today, november the 4th, marks the 30th anniversary of the takeover of the u.s. embassy in tehran. as they do every year, thousands of iranians gathered outside the former embassy to chant "death to america." but today they were met by hundreds of opposition protesters chanting "death to the dictator," a reference to the iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. things soon turned violent. that is our le
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Nov 20, 2009 11:00pm EST
prize winning columnist and best selling author tom friedman. >> what worries me about america today, charlie, is that we are produces suboptimal solutions to all our big problems. whether it is called health care. whether it's called financial regulation, whether it's call debt, whether it's called energy and climate. where asa because it has an authoritarian system run by engineers, not lawyers, can actually order through awe tore -- author toreian means in many case morse optimal solutions. >> rose: we turn to the middle east with two respected experts and authors eugene rogan and stephen cohen. >> people in the arab world who have continued to really hope to see a new dawn where they might take command of their own future and what not are finding themselves more powerless than ever. and there's a deep sense of malaise particularly afr the war in iraq. that really has been radicalizing politics. making people feel like they could actually make a difference with the ballot. >> the united states needs to say to the world we have to solve the problem of our ntinuing confrontation wit
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Nov 29, 2009 11:00am EST
>> ellis tos innovation, since the time of the pilgrims, america has been the beacon of opportunity and the b the plenty. who are the innovate oos, the entrepreneurs who made electricity, for example, affordable in every household and every hospital. gave us credit cards and home equity loans for the exercise of our civilizing ownership rights and laid the foundation for mass media and the televised games and gaming. so many will relax with this weekend. we'll ask sir harold evans, author of the monumental "they made america." [theme song playing] realtime closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company >> sir harold evans, welcome. >> thank you. >> here is the monumental book that i referred to. what is the monumental book about? >> the monumental book is about the people who gave us our pros pierty. everything that we use today, everything that we enjoy today comes not from the politicians, it comes from thennovators and yet the innovators have been totally neglected in american history. everything going back from google, back to the motor car back to the telephone, back to
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Nov 11, 2009 8:30am EST
to honor america's war veterans tomorrow, i am pleased to welcome on to the show a decorated vietnam war vet, who lost both of his legs and one arm while serving his country in vietnam, max cleland. he has his new memoir, "heart of a patriot," and is good to have you on the program. i saw your op-ed ppiece. we know that earlier today, president obama and forceless michelle obama went to fort hood. -- and first lady michelle obama went to fort hood. your thoughts? >> first of all, the president should go to fort hood. these are his troops. these are our troops. they were killed by a man who went off of the edge. it was a terrorist act. whether the individual himself was a terrorist, we do not know, but it was a terrorist act. it created terror. there was obviously something going on in his mind that comported with what was going on in his mind, and that triggered him. it was going on in his mind for awhile. he had not wanted to go to war against his compatriots in many ways, so he took out as much of america and the american war machine in his mind that he could. the problem is he killed
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Nov 23, 2009 7:00am EST
in the climate change summit. china, america, and india still undecided. leaders will get what is needed. india's economy gives it more global clout. we will be looking at what that means when its prime minister meets president obama. the man in charge of britain's iraq war inquiry promises a full account. more than a dozen missing after sunday's disaster in indonesia. officials say the vessel was overloaded. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, and 11:00 p.m. in the australian capital, where the prime minister has been speaking to the bbc about next month's climate change summit. it is billed as a make or break even the leaders of india, china, and america have not bought their ticket yet. without them, what is possible? >> we're working toward a copenhagen agreement. this is a tough process. forging an agreement across so many different countries is a difficult process. having discussed this atlanta with the prime minister of denmark, the president of the united states, and some discussions with the chinese president, we have the capacity to lead an agreement at copenhagen. one
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Nov 10, 2009 6:30pm EST
out? welcome to "bbc world news," broadcasting our view is on pbs in america, also of around the globe. coming up later for you, a russian blogger ford his government to admit to police corruption. and how this subway passengers turned out an unbelievably lucky woman. hello to you. we honor the memory of the debt in public and private, speaking their names and telling their stories as he denounced the twisted logic that led to their deaths. the u.s. president's speaking at a memorial service in fort hood, texas, where an army psychiatrist is accused of an attack that left 13 dead and 29 wounded. president obama part offered personal tributes to the victims lives in the service they give their country. >> soldiers wounded in shooting made the difficult way down to the ceremony. 38 were wounded here five days ago. 13 people were killed, remembered by their boots, their guns, their helmets, and a photograph. then, the president, commander in chief in charge of the united states military, americans look to to strike the right notes in tragedy. >> we need not look to the past greatness beca
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Nov 25, 2009 6:30pm EST
world news", broadcast our viewers on pbs in america and also on the globe. coming up later for you, recession and is meet the workers free training for the new job market. >> my husband and i decided to look at it like this is an opportunity. when in your life do you get to really choose what career path you are following? >> and standing up to the godfather. the island of sicily launch as anti-mafia package holidays. hello to you. he will go briefly to the copenhagen climate summit, and today, president obama announced the commitments on greenhouse gases he will take with them. he has pledged to cut american carbon emissions by about 17% by 2020. it reverses the policy of the bush administration and in the current state of u.s. politics, it is risky, but is it enough to rescue a meaningful agreement when world leaders meet next month? >> some performances are common to ever president, like freeing a turkey just before the thanksgiving feast. >> you know, there are certain days that remind me of why i ran for this office, and then there are moments like this -- new [laughter] where
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Nov 19, 2009 7:00am EST
jobs. >> it will be a long bone night. ings are joining us. the deadline for closing america's hugely controversial prison -- prison in guantanamo bay just two months from now will not be met. he confirmed the commitment he made so publicly when it came to office will not be filled in time. heaid he was confident, though, it will be closed sometime next year but technical and political problems would take longer to resolve. here is a special report for us from the military base. >> it is the early morning call to prayer. we cheered takes place behind razor wire. it is guantanamo, where america has been holding detainees or terrorist suspects for almost eight years. it is the start of yet another day at one of the world's most the tories detention facilities and yet no end in sight. the kind of the watch towers and heavily guarded security fences, it is business as usual. the president's deadline to close the camp down has slipped but here there is not that much of a supplies. in fact, at one of the camp, construction workers are still making improvements. no sign of demolition yet. an
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Nov 14, 2009 7:00pm EST
now public. a memo from america's ambassador to kabul. carl iken barry warns the president not to send more troops without progress by the afghan government in handling corruption, more proof that the president's advisors are split. >> his cabinet is divided. it's taken him a long time to come to this decision and tchaurg time the war -- democrats and those on the left. >> it's a complex decision for the president, whose been getting conflicting advice. on the one side are the skeptics, those not yet convinced more troops should be sent as well as ambassador iken barry, they include joe biden and the president's chief of staff robert emanuel. on the other side those led by general mccrystal, the defense secretary robert gates and hillary clinton are also on his side. one issue around which they all unite, president karzai must change. >> i think that the corruption issue really goes to the heart of whether the people of afghanistan feel that the government is on their side, is working for them. >> the president thereo make that decision sooner rather than later. the longer he leaves it
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Nov 16, 2009 7:00am EST
ever. this shanghais starbucks looks and smells like any you find in america. the chinese have embraced the american broke. asked about obama and you find a similar enthusiasm for president quite unlike their own. he is a young man, this woman says, he is open-minded. his visits to china makes us feel like the distance between the two countries is shortened. his visit shows china's influence is increasing and as chinese, that makes us happy. here it is clear, he has won over many ordinary chinese. but winning the support of their leaders will be harderand presio help solve the mass of the challenges of the two countries face. bbc news, shanghai. >> quentin, if you have to say what was different about president obama compared to his predecessors, what would it be, you think? >> elwell, president obama enjoys more popularity than his predecessors but he does not enjoy the same popularity in china that he enjoys and oer countries around the world. there is not an obamamania here. but he seems to have won some success on two things. first of all, he did not meet with the ballet llama -- dal
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Nov 17, 2009 7:00am EST
the copenhagen conference. >> china has become america's banker. they spent billions of dollars in u.s. govement bonds. thanks for the help, said president obama. >> the u.s. welcomes china's efforts in playing a greater role on the world's stage, a role in which a growing economy is joined by growing responsibilities. so far china's partnership has proved critical in our effort to pull ourselves out of the worst recession in generations. >> president hu said at a global recovery is fragile and warned americans against trade protectionism. these two states can agree on much but there's a huge divide when it comes thuman rights. >> yesterday in shanghai spoke to president hu about america as a bedrock belief that all men and women possess certain fundamental human rights. we're not believe these principles are unique to america, but rather they are universal rights and and they should be available to all peoples, all ethnic and religious minorities. >> it is still an authoritarian ste. few here enjoy the freedoms proclaimed by the american president. mr. obama later vised the forbidden city, a pa
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Nov 19, 2009 8:30am EST
that come from? i do not know. it is fun. it is just fun. race is the most important thing in america. it really is. what i get out of an audience in 15 minutes a psychiatrist cannot get out of them in 15 years. you'll sit and listen about sex, religion, you think things are taboo, and they will sit there and listen and will not open their mouths, do not respond. but you talk about race and will flip in five, 10 minutes. >> why is race a fertile ground to navigate? >> because america is caught up in it. we are a melting pot. there are so many different nationalities, so many different races, people of different colors, it is just fun. tavis: when people think that you are being in politics, paul is being kilobit and politic -- paul is being a little bit incorrect, what you say? >> i am a comedian. people are like saints. we make people's lives better. it is true, without us, you guys would be miserable. especially in the political arena now. our economy, the way the world is, we need comedians. tavis: where does paul mooney find funny? >> in life. the funny it is in life. it is in thi
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Nov 28, 2009 7:00pm EST
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." ♪ >> china it joins america with a promise to limit carbon emissions for the first time. trouble in paradise. shares went tumbling around the world. 35 political activists and 22 reporters are murdered. it is the highest number killed in a single attack. iran is insured by the u.n. watchdog over the uranium enrichment program. he makes a splash when he tries to bridge the gap. hello and welcome to a review of the major news stories seen over the last seven days. in one day this week, the world's two biggest leaders announced they would limit carbon emissions for the first time. on wednesday, president obama said he would attend the climate summit and pledged to cut american emissions by 70% by 2020. t reversed the policy of the bush administration. we have this report from washington. >> certain days remind me of why i ran for this office. then the are moments like this. [laughter] >> he was pardoning the thanksgiving turkey. >> you are hereby pardoned. >> but there was serious movement from the white house on climate change. president obama will go to
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Nov 30, 2009 7:00am EST
in honduras. reaction to the victory could set america at odds with others in the region. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london and 4:00 and afternoon in dubai where further revelations about its debt crisis have sent jitters through the region. the news thathe state's main property vehicle has asked for trading in some of its bonds has -- to be suspended and sent share prices tumbling in dubai and neighboring out the dhabi. reaction around the region has been mixed. asian stocks rose but experts warn the trouble will make investors look twice at government bonds in general and by's as a growth model in particular. >> the middle east first chance to react to this shocking announcement and as expected, markets fell. but with the dubai market down 7% and of the doubt become 8%, not as bad as many expected and feared. many expected 10% fall was all but inevitable. indications of just aren't investors were the ones pulling out their money. locals choosing instead to sit out the storm. >> a little down. everything will be better in -- >> some comfort that losses were not as steep
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Nov 2, 2009 6:30pm EST
. welcome to bbc world news. forecasting to viewers in america and around the globe. my name is mike hembley. >> blood diamonds -- human rights abuses in zimbabwe mean it should be kicked out of international gem markets. >> a booming oil business in texas and melting glasses in the him lay yeas. we'll be looking at two sides of the climate change debate. >> hello -- ending weeks of uncertainty, hamid karzai has been declared the winner of afghanistan's presidential election. with his only rival out of the race -- has been abandoned but it leaves mr. karzai even weaker than before and a mass of questions unanswered. president obama has phoned him and warned him that corruption must be tackled. the latest from washington in just a moment. first the bbc's ian panel from kabul. >> it's cost millions of pounds and dozens of lives to get to this moment. and it came in a small, packed room on the outskirts of call bull. >> we declare that mr. hamid karzai has gotten the majority of votes i the first round and he is the only candidate for the second round of elections of afghanistan in 2009, be dec
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Nov 15, 2009 8:30am EST
the military in support of america. >> abernethy: is there anything about his being a very devout muslim that could explain to you his shooting? >> for me, it was. >> abernethy: his alleged shooting. >> for me, what happened on that thursday has nothing to do with islam. islam does not stand in support of such shooting. actually, according to islamic law, what he did was criminal, immoral, and unethical, and against the teachings of islam in every way, shape, and form. >> abernethy: when he apparently... when he began shooting, he shouted out "allahu akbar," in arabic, "god is great." >> yeah. you know muslims use that phrase, "allahu akbar," like "oh, gosh" in english, "oh, my lord, oh, my god." it does not really have a religious motivation always and all the time. >> abernethy: you have counseled a lot of muslim soldiers and marines. is there any conflict for any of them at least sometimes between being muslim and then having to go someplace where they are fighting muslims? >> you know overall, most of the soldiers we have and muslim soldiers in the u.s. military are loyal americans a
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Nov 2, 2009 11:00pm EST
holeryness is well known in america having received the congressional gold medal and met with the past three presidents. he's on his sixth viz hit in the united states. it began in new orleans where he attended a symposium on pollution in the mississippi river. he travel new york where he met with ban ki-moon. tomorrow in washington he will meet with president obama and attend diners in his honor by the secretary of state and vice president. in 2008 he published a book called "encounter the mystery: understanding orthodox christianity today." i met him with in atlanta last week at the c.e.o. of coca-cola, a turkish citizen whose father was a distinguished turkish diplomat. the conversation began with a question about his role as he saw it. tell me about your role. >> by the grace of god i am the first bishop in the whole orthodox church worldwide. you may knee in the orthodox church we have the principal of the independent churches which are free to coordinate and organize their internal affairs. the local churches elect their primate and the role of the ecumenical patriarch as it is histori
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Nov 2, 2009 7:00am EST
. a loan provider, cit in america, has gone bust. >> is one of the largest bankruptcy in u.s. corporate history. yesterday they filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. they have about 1 million customers. they long to small and medium- sized businesses. we will see a big impact on the financial markets off the back of this bankruptcy. the financial crisis has been unable to fund itself. one of the big losers will turn out to be the u.s. government. the u.s. government provided $two 0.3 billion to cit under the trouble as a relief program. it is the first real example of a loss from the top program. the idea now -- it goes into chapter 11. it allows it to write off billions in debt. >> from bankruptcy to profit. ryanair is making money. >> an airline that many seem to love to hate. it is europe's largest airline. it made a profit in the past six months. it is up 80%. the ceo says the number of someone distorted because a solid 42% drop in fuel because of the oil prices. 70% lower were the air fares. air fares will be a further 20% lower. they think it will make a lot in the next six
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Nov 9, 2009 7:00pm EST
, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following suppo- >>> hello and good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. and welcome to a special edition of "worldfocus." for dedes, it stood as the symbol of the cold war. built in 1961, the berlin wall was the line in the sand where western democracy ended and communist rule began. then suddenly, 20 years ago today, it was gone. today, on the anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall, world leaders gathered in berlin, led by german chancellor angela merkel, france's nicolas sarkozy, britain's gordon brown, russia's dmitry medvedev and u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton crossed the former border between east and west berlin underneath the historic brandenburg gate. ordinary germans also turned out by the thousands, placing flowers and candles in the remembrance of the 136 people who perished trying to cross the divide. our german partner, the broadcaster deutsche welle has our "lead focus" tonight, taking us back to the rapidly unfolding eve
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Nov 11, 2009 7:00am EST
to america, london and. -- paris, remembering the end of world war i. angela merkel becomes the first german chancellor honoring armistice day in france. president obama inches closer to a new strategy. brazil blacked out chaos as a power failure plunged rio and sao paulo into darkness. tribute to thegerman goalkeeper robert enke who died after being hit by a trained. a suspected suicide. >> is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london and 1:00 in the afternoon in paris where angela merkel remembered history by making history. she has become the first german sandler to attend a armistice day celebration in france. one of several around the world. in lonn between attended a church service, the first time it occurred without the presence of surviving veterans. today's ceremonies at poignancy as they take place against the backdrop of the conflict in afghanistan. >> it is 91 years cents but guns fell silent in the great war and for the first time the leaders of france and germany came to mark this day of commemoration together. under the arc de tree of nicolas sarkozy and angela merkel reinforc
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Nov 13, 2009 7:00am EST
. the british prime minister talk about what america the allies could provide. and the beautiful game turned ugly. bond era it is that the stone- throwing crowd as they meet egypt for a key world cup qualifier. it is 7:00 in washington. barack obama is beginning his push for a bigger american role in asia and in japan, coming to the end of a busy day on his first asian tour as u.s. president. he has been holding talks with the japanese prime minister, trying to smooth ties between the two longtime allies. from tokyo, here is our correspondent. >> president obama arrived in japan still a dependable friend of the u.s. but more assertive than before. this is only the second time in half a century that an american president has had to deal with a prime -- japanese prime minister not from the liberal party. once a different relationship, -- yukio hatoyama once an equal relationship. >> there are many various practices, new issues concerning the safety policy and the systems. if you would need to be rebuilt into this agreement. >> we have to understand the future of the united states and asia is i
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Nov 16, 2009 6:30pm EST
-- and then listening to criticism. >> america's relationship with china is perhaps the most important of any relationship in the world now. some say he is muting his criticism on human-rights because of this. mr. obama says few global challenges can be solved if america and china do not work together. china sti seems hesitant about how to respond to his embrace. >> this past weekend saw one of the deadliest days in one of the world's most dangerous cities. 15 people were killed in the northern mexican city of juarez as the latest -- city of juarez. as the latest murders happened, bbc was with the border police. they may find some of this report disturbing. >> the 6:00 p.m. and already on alert in mexico's deadliest city. we have been driving only a few minutes when the first murder happened. the police found him on a dusty side street in tidy car. -- in a tattered car. the latest victim of mexico's drug wars. and beside him, a child, who has now seen more than anyone ever showed. -- ever showed. they looked for clues, trampling all over the crime scene. they do not solve many murders here. a
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Nov 18, 2009 6:30pm EST
dependency. the deadline for closing america's hugely controversial prison in guantanamo bay is two months away and it will not be met. president obama said that the commitment that he made cannot be fulfilled in time. >> it was one of the obama administration's earlier promises, close the prison that they called gtmo by his first term in office -- by his first year in office. 10 inmates are being brought to trial,ive of them in new york. the president was asked if he understood why some americans found this offensive. >> i don't think it is offensive at all when he is convicted and when the death penalty is applied. what i am clear about is that i have complete confidence in the american people and our legal traditions. >> there are still 215 people being held in guantanamo bay. some have been cleared of wrongdoing but no countries have been forthcoming in taking them. some of them will be tried at a federal court in manhattan including 9/11 mastermind khalid sheikh mohammed. detainees could end up being sent to a prison in rural illinois. thedministration's top lawyer went to capitol hil
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Nov 21, 2009 7:00pm EST
. >> side by side, america's president and china's, the superpower that is rising. ♪ their autonomies intertwined. the world's major challenges can only be tackled if they work together. these nations the biggest emitters of greenhouse cases spoke about a climate change deal reducing carbon emissions. >> much still separates them. president obama is easy with free press. china is not. no questions were allowed. >> it is not a partial report or political declaration but a report that covers all of the issues in negotiations and one that has immediate operational effect. >> he raised a sensitive subject. >> while we recognize that tibet is part of the people's republic of china, the united states supports an early resumption of dialogue between the chinese government and representatives of the dali lama to resolve any concerns and differences. >> the president hence -- hinted at chinese irritation. >> i stressed to president obama that under the current system, our country's need to oppose and reject protectionism. >> mr. obama headed to t forbidden city. the crowds were kept away. sign
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Nov 24, 2009 7:00am EST
is a suggestion from sir peter rickets that in america, for cybill, they were talking about regime changed two years before the war. can you shed any light on that? >> he said there were voices in washington talking about regime change early on. one of the witnesses was asked about the attitude and approach in britain. he said that no one had suggested regime change in government here at that early stage. bear in mind that the iraq conflict began in the early part of 2003. we're talking about almost a couple of years before that. we have not yet begun talking about the long and intense debate in the latest ages of 2002 that led to resolution 1441. >> there have been two earlier inquiries in britain. in what sense do you think this one will be different? >> the previous inquiries dealt with specific aspects of the iraq conflict. this is meant to be a comprehensive and wide-ranging inquiry that takes in everything about the iraq conflict over an eight-year period. there was pressure on the government to call a definitive inquiry. the government made it clear it would only happen after british op
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Nov 1, 2009 11:00am EST
on this interview say that the image of jesus about any new view of about any new view of jesus in america. we'll ask the author of american stephen broth row with another view on the live line. visual audio captionings producy www.visualaudiocaptioning.com barack obama barac barack obama barack obama >> dr. stephen prothero, welcome. your book has a central proposition, what is the proposition in the book? >> i think there's two. one is that jesus is many and mal oohable, there isn't just one jesus but there's many and the other is that jesus isn't just for christians in the united states, christians love jesus but so do buddhists and jews and hindus and people without any religion whatsoever. >> the jesus image is multiadaptble bause we are a 3489 religious nation. >> that's right, we're a multireligious nation but also a christian nation where 80% or so of the country are christians and they put jesus on the national agenda and then people of all different religions and without any at all respond to that figure. >> why did thomas jefferson become consumed with revising the bible by omitting
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Nov 6, 2009 7:00am EST
blood and the injured are being treated. america at war in iraq and afghanistan for eight years now, is shocked. >> these are men and women who have made the selfless and courageous decision to risk and at times give their lives to protect the rest of us on a daily basis. it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> this is the suspect, major nidal malik hasan. he's a 39-year-old army psychiatrist born in virginia. his parents moved to the u.s. from a palestinian town near jerusalem. he joined the army aer high school, trained at its medical school, and became a psychiatrist. he went on to treat troops returning from comb in iraq and afghanistan. he's described as a devout muslim who attended daily prayers at a mosque when he worked at the walter reed army medical center in washington, d.c. relatives say he was about to be sent to either iraq or afghanistan, and he didn't want to go. a former neighbor described him as friendly and talkative. >> i talked to him ever
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Nov 10, 2009 7:00pm EST
and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> hello and good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. >>> president obama is reportedly nearing a decision to add tens of thousands of troops to the american force in afghanistan, though military officials tell the associated press that the number will fall short of the 40,000 requested by the american commander in afghanistan. officials say that the deployment will probably begin in january to strengthen the defense of ten key cities and towns. meanwhile, in southern afghanistan, u.s. soldiers and afghan police have discovered a huge supply of ammonium nitrate. half a million pounds of the fertilizer used in bombs targeting nato troops. and in a remote part of stern afghanistan, taliban insurgents have apparently gotten hold of a cache of american weapons. the arms may have been left behind when american forces were driven out of two combat outposts in the kamdesh district of nuristan province last month in a battle that killed eight u.s. soldiers. that is o
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Nov 12, 2009 6:30pm EST
to "bbc world news," in america and around the globe. coming up later for you. the region that deeply troubles the kremlin, a special report where suicide bombings are now a daily reality, and a sniffer dog that turned in afghanistan after more than a year missing in action. >> hello, it's an unusual dark assessment of the condition of russia, in his second state of nation draegz, medvedev has described his country's mission in brutal terms, he wants complete overhaul, years of energy crisis has caused many problems, and many are in fear of loss of their job, and is he the man to deliver radical change. >> d mitt medvedev. >> 18 months after becoming 7.bw president, mr. medvedev delivered a bleak and blunt message. the time is running out for russia to turn itself into a modern nation, with a strong stable economy. >> we should admit that we have not done enough to overcome the primitive structure of russia's economy, and our embarrass reliance on oil and gas. >> the political elite assembled here are not used to listening to such criticism of the way that they have been running the c
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Nov 13, 2009 6:30pm EST
in america. >> we need to be protected from them. these are very dangerous -- i think diabolic individuals. i don't want them near my grandchildren. i don't want them near anybody's children. i don't want them on our soil. >> in new york, some worry about the sort of security that will surround such a sensational trial. many welcome the news. >> better that it's in new york where he'll get a fair jury of new yorkers following both the 1993 bombing and the 2001 event. i hope he gets a fair trial. >> they should be here. they should be in new york where the event occurred and allow the citizens of new york to witness firsthand the administration of justice. >> this is a very political decision. before being sent to guantanamo, mohammed was water boarded, some would say tortured, 183 times. evidence obtained that way could have been allowed before a military tribunal under the bush administration. this is an exchange between him and the prosecutor. >> the information that you're telling us today so we're clear you do not believe that you are under any pressure or threat or duress to speak to us
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Nov 13, 2009 7:00pm EST
challenges facing america's future. additional funding is provided by the following supporters >>> hello and good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. when president obama arrived in japan todaon the first stop of his first trip to asia, he came face to face with a man not unlike himself. a new leader who swept into office on a promise of change. including asserting greater independence in dealing with the united states. prime minister yukio hatoyoma has kept that promise, making it clear that japan will no longer allow itself to be treated as a rubber stamp for u.s. policy, especially on the issue of american military bases. he has gotten washington's attention, and its respect. and by today, relations seemed to be warming once again. in tonight's "lead focus" the president's analysis of u.s./japanese relation. president obama arrived in japan friday afternoon, tokyo time, the first stop on a four-nation tour that will include singapore, china and south korea. shortly after his arrival, president obama met with the japanese prime minister, yukio hatoyoma. among the issues on the table, afghani
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Nov 20, 2009 7:00pm EST
challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the followg supporters -- >>> hello and good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. in the international chess game of iran's nuclear program, it was six world powers that made a move today. delegates from the united states, britain, france, germany, russia and china met in brussels, belgium, and turned up the heat on iran. they didn't discuss the sanctions, not yet anyway, but that possibility served as a backdrop for today's meetings. the issue is iran's nuclear ambitions. tehran says its uranium enrichment program is for peaceful purposes only, but other countries worry it gives iran the capability of making an atomic bomb. despite some optimism in recent weeks, iran now seems to be rejecting a plan to have its uranium enriched outside the country. the delegates in brussels urged iran to reconsider, and hence the talk by president obama and others this week about the possibility of new sanctions. what kind of measures and when, that is our "lead focus" tonight. weeks after iran disclosed the existence of this once-secret nucl
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Nov 23, 2009 7:18pm EST
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Nov 3, 2009 11:00pm EST
foreign leaders who stop at this table they worry about the deficit. does america have too much debt that it cannot bring the political will to do something about it. >> rose: well, let's realize we actually have two deficits. one is e fiscal deficit this which we need to bring down, but we also have this g.d.p. deaf which we are trying to work our way out of. >> rose: explain the g.d.p. deficit meaning. >> there's a gap between how much the economy could produce and how much it's currently producing which at the beginning of this year was estimated to amount to more than a trillion dollars. to start to fill that hole, we had to take steps like the recovery act to try to get the economy back on its feet. so the problem would be challenging if it were just a fiscal one. but we have the dual deficits and need to address both. and that makes it even more challenging. >> rose: because the current accounts deficit as well. >> which is a reflection... now one of the striking things is we really are living in an exceptional time. normally higher budget deficits-- and, again, last year we ha
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